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Egg Problems

Poultry disorders relating to problems with eggs such as soft or missing egg shells, wrinkled or misshaped eggs, watery whites, double yolks or blood spots.

Watery Egg Whites

As chickens get older, the quality of the egg that they lay will deteriorate. Older birds will lay eggs that have more watery egg whites but the most common cause of watery whites is simply the age of the egg. Storing eggs in high temperatures and low humidity will speed …

Calcium Coated Eggs

Sometimes an egg gets coated in calcium. It looks very white and powdery on the surface of the shell. Sometimes the egg can look a pinkish colour. Calcium coated eggs are usually caused by the egg staying in the shell gland for too long. Young hens that are stressed in …

About Eggs

Coming in a variety of sizes, eaten by most, and commonly available in almost every country around the World, the egg is essentially made up of 6 main parts: the shell, membranes, albumen or white as it is more commonly known, yolk, chalazae (the supporting tissue that ‘holds’ the yolk …

Mini Eggs

Mini eggs are about quarter of the size of a normal egg. They usually don’t have a yolk inside, just the ‘white’ or albumen as it is technically called. A mini egg is caused when a small foreign object enters the oviduct and triggers the normal formation of an egg, …